Conference programme for MatchPoints 2023

THURSDAY, 11 MAY

09.30–09.50

WELCOME TO MATCHPOINTS 2023

Per Kirkeby Auditorium

Brian Bech Nielsen
Rector at Aarhus University

Martin Østergaard Christensen 
Chief Executive, City of Aarhus

Christian Wejse
Professor, Aarhus University and Head of the conference organizing committee

Jacob Rosenkrands
Journalist, Danish Broadcasting Corporation and Moderator of MatchPoints 2023


09.50–10.40

OPENING SESSION WITH MODERATOR, JOURNALIST JACOB ROSENKRANDS AND AUTHOR HANNE VIBEKE HOLST

Per Kirkeby Auditorium

Hanne-Vibeke Holst
Author    

Jacob Rosenkrands
Journalist, Danish Broadcasting Corporation and Moderator of MatchPoints 2023


10.40–11.30

KEYNOTE LECTURE

Per Kirkeby Auditorium

Helene Probst
Head of Corporate Management, Central Denmark Region
Title to be announced


11.30–12.45

LUNCH

Samfundsfagenes Kantine

12.45–14.30

PARALLEL SESSIONS

Mental Health Conditions and Chronic Disease
Auditorium to be determined

Mental Health

Pandemics

Auditorium to be determined

Mitigation Strategies

Sustainability and Health

Auditorium to be determined

Climate Change

Global Health Inequality

Auditorium to be determined

Migration Health


14.30–15.20

COFFEE BREAK AND POSTERSESSION


15.20–16.10

KEYNOTE LECTURE

Per Kirkeby Auditorium

Renzo Guinto
Associate Professor, St. Luke's Medical Center, Philippines
Glo-cal Planetary One Health approaches to solve current challenges


16.10–16.30

ENGAGING ACTIVITY

Per Kirkeby Auditorium

16.30–17.30

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: THE INFODEMIC

Per Kirkeby Auditorium

The term ‘infodemic’ refers to the spread of an excess amount of information, including false or misleading information, during a disease outbreak – in either a digital or physical form. This information causes confusion and risk-taking behaviours that can harm people’s health. It also leads to mistrust in the health authorities and undermines public health responses. An infodemic can intensify or lengthen a disease outbreak, because it makes people unsure of the best way to protect their health and the health of those around them. During the COVID-19 pandemic, infodemics led to ’fake news’, suspicion of relevant interventions, and even attacks on scientists. How should misleading information be handled – or censured? What can be done to curb mistrust in the health authorities? How was the COVID-19 pandemic affected by infodemics? And how can we avoid the negative effect of infodemics during future pandemics?
 

Søren Brostrøm
Director General, Danish Health Authority

Anja Bechmann
Professor, Aarhus University

Renzo Guinto
Associate Professor, St. Luke's Medical Center, Philippines

Lone Simonsen
Director, PandemiX, Roskilde University

Michael Bang Petersen
Professor, Aarhus University

Helene Probst
Head of Corporate Management, Central Denmark Region

Ulrik Haagerup
Founder and CEO, Constructive Institute

Moderator: Jacob Rosenkrands
Journalist, Danish Broadcasting Corporation


17.45

BUS TRANSFER TO DEN GAMLE BY: TIME TRAVEL


18.30–22.15

TIME TRAVEL

Evening event at Den Gamle By

18.00: Arrival and refreshments

18.30: Time Travel - experience history

20.00: Dinner: A modern take on the classic Danish smørrebrød 

22.00: End of evening

FRIDAY, 12 MAY

09.00–10.00

KEYNOTE LECTURE

Per Kirkeby Auditorium

Flemming Konradsen
Professor of International Environmental Health, University of Copenhagen, Denmark    
Global health is interdisciplinarity and cross-cutting issues


10.00–10.30

COFFEE BREAK


10.30–12.15

PARALLEL SESSIONS

Mental Health Conditions and Chronic Disease
Pandemics

Auditorium to be determined

Future Pandemic Threats
 

Sustainability and Health
Global Health Inequality

12.15–13.30

LUNCH

Samfundsfagenes Kantine

13.30–14.20

VIRTUAL KEYNOTE LECTURE

Per Kirkeby Auditorium

Vikram Patel
The Pershing Square Professor of Global Health, Harvard Medical School, USA    
Global mental health and sustainable development


14.20–15.10

COFFEE BREAK AND POSTERSESSION


15.10–16.10

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: GLOBAL HEALTH SOLUTIONS

Per Kirkeby Auditorium

This panel will discuss how we will move on from Global Health challenges to solutions. An important aspect of that, is to clarify how Global Health is governed and by whom, and to clarify main funding mechanisms. Specifically, how far are we from ensuring a global sufficient Health System Response for current Global Health challenges and future epidemics? Who decides what is prioritized within Global Health? Which areas should have higher priority? What can Denmark do to increase global health? Should Denmark have an ambassador for global health?

Anders Nordström
Ambassador for Global Health, United Nations

Catherine Smallwood
Programme Manager, Emergency Operations, WHO Europe

Flemming Konradsen
Professor, University of Copenhagen

Moderator: Jacob Rosenkrands
Journalist, Danish Broadcasting Corporation


16.10–17.00

THE AARHUS DECLARATION ON GLOBAL HEALTH SOLUTIONS

Per Kirkeby Auditorium

More information to come


17.15

BUS TRANSFER TO CONCERT HALL AARHUS


18.00–22.30

MEAL & MUSIC

Evening event at Concert Hall Aarhus

17.45: Arrival, networking and drink 

18.30: Starter

19.30: Concert with Peter Vuust trio feat. Isam B.

20:15: Main course, subsequently coffee and sweets

SATURDAY, 13 MAY

09.30–16.30

PUBLIC EVENT: Din, min og verdens sundhed


On Saturday 13 May, Aarhus School of Architecture will host Global Health lectures and discussions for interested citizens with TV-journalist Jacob Rosenkrands guiding the audience through a day called "Din, min og verdens sundhed". The event is in Danish and is organized by Aarhus University, Aarhus People’s University and Aarhus Municipality.

Read more about the event and sign up here.